“NO(W) FUTURE” – JEF AÉROSOL
The opening of the exhibition is taking place on Thursday, 30th of November at 7pm at Zimmerling & Jungfleisch in Saarbrücken (Germany)
Three years after Zimmerling & Jungfleisch opened its doors in the new premises of the Europabahnhof in Saarbrücken (Germany), the gallery will be presenting a remarkable solo show by French artist Jef Aérosol, on the 30th of November 2017. Exhibiting in London, Tokyo, Paris, Buenos Aires and New York, Jef is finally able to make a stop in Saarbrücken. An absolute must, not just for art lovers of the greater SaarLorLux region, as „No(w) Future“ is the artist’s first solo show in Germany. For this special occasion, Jef –a pioneer of the French stencil art movement– will be focusing on a topic, which is in many ways essential to his art: the world of music in 1977.
Jef Aérosol was twenty in 1977 when the punk wave hit Europe, creating a new aesthetic. His first stencils in 1982, were heavily influenced by Rock n' Roll, especially by the punk-rock movement. Then spraying his screaming faces and famous slogans from the era like “No future“, “No fun“ or “Destroy“. Since then the artist's influences have varied, but music stays his primary source of inspiration.
Forty years have gone by since the punk year of 1977, nevertheless the importance of it to Jef's work, is still visible. “No(w) Future“ revisits this punk imagery and its icons like the Sex Pistols, Nina Hagen or the Clash and Johnny Thunders. Although the CBGB or the Roxy are no more, their memory lives on. The artist will arrive a week before the opening of the exhibition to set up the show, appropriating himself the gallery entirely. Through an unconventional way of presenting, a scenery will be created, taking the viewer back to the birth of Punk in 1977. Apart from works on canvas and cardboard, which are going to be painted especially for this show, there will also be other mediums and several installations on display.